News at Smith

Mar 01, 2005

How could I not apply for a job like this? That was Joel Willchers immediate reaction when asked why he chose to run for the position of student regent on the University System of Maryland's governing board. This kind of opportunity does not knock very often, he adds.

Mar 01, 2005
World Class Faculty & Research

The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomed thought leaders from top undergraduate business schools across the United States on March 18 & 19, 2005. Some 60 participants, primarily undergraduate program directors and faculty leaders, attended the National Undergraduate Business Symposium (NUBS), which aims to continually improve member schools undergraduate business programs through discussion of common issues and sharing of ideas in today's rapidly-changing global arena.

Mar 01, 2005
Top News

The Robert H. Smith School of Business and the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) Zrich in Switzerland, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver a unique program. The Smith-GSBA Global Executive MBA will be offered to U.S. and international business executives seeking a strong competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Mar 01, 2005

On March 4th, 2005, the Smith Association of Women MBAs hosted their marquee event: the Women's Leadership Conference (WLF) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Sponsored by Bank of America, the days activities included a keynote speech by Cynthia Flanders 82, MBA 88, Middle Market Banking Executive for the Mid-Atlantic region of Bank of America, and three panels touching on consulting, finance and non-traditional careers. The day concluded with a special topic seminar on "Negotiation for Women," taught by Dr. Joyce Russell, professor of management

Mar 01, 2005
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On March 11, 2005, a group of industry professionals and full-time and prospective MBA students gathered for a day focused on the growing field of biotechnology. Kicking off the day was keynote speaker, Dr. Wei-Wu He, general partner and co-founder of Emerging Technology Partners LLC. Dr. Hes discussion focused on the importance of biotechnology in improving human life. He focused on a case study of the discovery of insulin as a life changing treatment for patients with diabetes. "Insulin," He said, was a perfect example of the team effort needed for


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